Smoky Tomato-Almond "Cheese" Ball
This "cheese" ball makes a great appetizer for a special occasion!
Makes 6 Servings
In a food processor, pulse the almonds until crumbly. Add the remaining cheese ball ingredients (excluding the ingredients for the coating) and process until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a mound on the blade. If the mixture isn't coming together, add a teaspoon or two of water, as the almonds may be dry. Transfer to a container and refrigerate for one hour.
Combine the coating ingredients on a sheet of parchment paper. Form the cheese mixture into a ball with your hands (you can lightly oil your hands to make it easier), and gently roll around the parchment paper to pick up the coating. Return to the refrigerator in a covered container until ready to use. Keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Sun-Dried Tomato Note: If using prepackaged sun-dried tomatoes that are dry, reconstitute in a bowl of boiled water for 5-10 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
Per serving (1/6 of recipe)
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Sugar: 5 g
Total Fat: 26 g
Calories from Fat: 67%
Fiber: 8 g
Sodium: 559 mg